DNV Joins IWSA To Boost Wind Assisted Propulsion System

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DNV has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA) with the intention of using its membership status to further support and accelerate the uptake of wind-assisted propulsion systems, reports Bunker Spot.

Collaboration with IWSA

Commenting, Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the IWSA said the class society’s membership comes at a ‘pivotal intersection on the wind propelled shipping journey’.

‘[DNV] will bring a wealth of experience to the association which is imperative since classification societies play a critical role in supporting safety and new technology, including those for wind-powered or wind-assisted shipping,’ said Allwright.

Hasso Hoffmeister, Senior Principal Engineer, DNV, added: ‘DNV has comprehensive wind expertise which we will bring to our membership role in IWSA to support the anticipated expansion of wind propulsion technology for the use of wind as a renewable energy source by ships.

‘IWSA has made great strides in facilitating the accelerated uptake of wind and is the key convenor of important players. In this ever-advancing technology sector, DNV is perfectly positioned to support the wind revolution.’

Currently, twenty-one large commercial vessel wind propulsion installations are in operation – and that number, according to DNV and IWSA, will likely double over the next twelve months.

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Source: Bunker Spot

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